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EMS 272C Advanced Emergency Medical Technology/Paramedic, Module III
Credit Hours:  8.5
Effective Term: Summer Session I 2011
SUN#: None
AGEC: None  
Credit Breakdown: 8 Lectures, 2 Labs - 150 Hours
Times for Credit: 1
Grading Option: A/F

Description: Designed to provide the emergency medical technician with advanced knowledge about the acute critical differences in physiology, pathophysiology and clinical symptoms, as they pertain to pre-hospital emergency care. Course emphases developing diagnostic and advanced emergency treatment skills necessary to care for the acutely ill and seriously injured.

Prerequisites: EMS272B

Corequisites: EMS272E

Recommendations: None

Measurable Student Learning Outcomes
1. (Application Level) Operate within the prescribed roles and responsibilities of the advanced emergency medical technician (paramedic).
2. (Analysis Level) Analyze the actions, indications, contraindications, precautions, side effects and dosages of the drugs included in the current Arizona Department of Health Services approved paramedic drug box.
3. (Analysis Level) Administer parenteral medications and determine effects of mixing various medications.
4. (Application Level) Treat patients and record infiltration and discontinuing intravenous (IV) lines as well as identify possible complications resulting from infiltrating incorrectly or discontinuing IV lines prematurely.
5. (Application Level) Draw and record blood samples on any patient requiring the procedure.
6. (Analysis Level) Identify and discuss the paramedic's role in a variety of patient care situations as defined by the US Department of Transportation.
7. (Evaluation Level) Compare and contrast the components of the Well-Being of a Paramedic.
8. (Comprehension Level) Define the objectives listed under injury prevention for the patient and the caregiver for a variety of cases.
9. (Evaluation Level) Distinguish and interpret the components of medico-legal issues involving the paramedic and the Standard of Care.
10. (Comprehension Level) Identify ethical dilemmas that may occur related to paramedic care of patient(s).
11. (Analysis Level) Analyze the importance of human systems to include anatomy and physiology as they relate to paramedicine.
12. (Evaluation Level) Compare and contrast the general and advanced principles of pathophysiology.
13. (Application Level) Create scripts to discuss immediate care needed, therapeutic objectives available, and typical follow-up medical care with all types of patients and their families.
14. (Evaluation Level) Assess, define and discuss the mechanics of respiration.
15. (Evaluation Level) Critique and describe the elements of airway management and ventilation in all classes of humans.
16. (Application Level) Successfully intubate all classes of humans, and perform successful ventilation, both advanced and basic forms.
17. (Application Level) Treat all respiratory compromise through effective treatment modalities authorized by Dept. of Health Services (DHS) and National Registry of EMTs-Basic and Paramedic.
Internal/External Standards Accreditation
1. Current AHA, NRC, AHSI or other ACLS standards for Airway Management, patient assessment and treatment modalities.
2. Successfully pass all module exams @ 75% or greater (allowances made under ARS rules from AzDHS BEMS).
3. Current National Registry of EMTs Basic and Advanced guidelines for practicals to be administered at the end of the course.
4. Attend and successfully complete all phases of required field and clinical experience.
5. Maintain at least a 75% or greater in the classroom setting as outlined by the ALS Student Contract For Success.
6. Maintain at least a satisfactory report from peers, instructor, preceptors and clinical advisors.
7. Meet requirements outlined by Arizona Dept. Of Health Services, Bureau of EMS, rule R9-25-308.
8. Meet requirements set forth by US Dept. Of Transportation, National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, EMT-Paramedic: National Standard Curriculum.
9. Meet current requirements for successful completion of National Registry of EMT-Paramedic practical and written exams.